Take a Closer Look: How More and More Students Are Catching the Citizen Science Bug (The Conversation)

The Conversation: Take a Closer Look: How More and More Students Are Catching the Citizen Science Bug. “Taxonomy was once the domain of white-coated scientists with years of university training. While this expertise is still important, everyday Australians are increasingly helping to identify species through citizen science apps. Rapid advances in smartphone and tablet cameras are helping to popularize this activity. Biodiversity researchers are calling on citizen scientists to contribute data to fill information gaps, identify species declines and inform management decisions. And young researchers – some as young as infant school children – are stepping up to help.”

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